<b>1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona</b><br />Chassis no. 16493<br />Engine no. B2356
Lot 66
Exceptional, matching-numbers example with less than 32,000 miles from new
1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Coachwork by Scaglietti
Design by Pininfarina
US$ 850,000 - 950,000
£ 610,000 - 690,000

Lot Details
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1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina

Chassis no. 16493
Engine no. B2356

4,390cc DOHC V12 Engine
6 Weber Carburetors
352bhp at 7,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Exceptional, matching-numbers example with less than 32,000 miles from new
*Recent restoration by MPI - several $100,000s spent
*Ready for FCA and national level Concours exhibition
*Offered with books, tools and Massini report


THE FERRARI 365 GTB/4

The concept of manufacturing a 4-cam V12-engined Berlinetta with considerably greater power output than the successful 275 GTB/4 model emerged in 1967, as soon as the 3.3-liter variant was being launched upon a receptive market. The new model would have to meet newly developed US federal regulations, which meant a tremendous amount of time-consuming development work before the new design could be introduced.

Ferrari's first known prototype for such a car emerged during the winter of 1967 with bodywork presaging the final design that would be adopted, although its front-end treatment looked back towards that of the 275 GTB. It used a three-valve per cylinder 4-liter V12 engine that was not taken further. Instead a Tipo 251 power unit would be adopted, which was a more conventional 4.4-liter with hemispherical combustion chambers in its twin-cam heads, and single-plug ignition. The block had been lengthened to accommodate a bore and stroke of 81mm x 71mm, identical to the Tipo 245 engine's, which already powered the 365 GT 2-plus-2, GTC and GTS models.

The new 4.4-liter unit was lubricated by a dry-sump system with a 14-liter separate tank. The compression ratio was 8.8:1 and with six Weber 40DCN carburetors the engine delivered a muscular 352bhp at 7,500rpm, with 318lbs/ft. torque at 5,500rpm – enough – indeed, as one English technical writer of the time described as being "...more than enough to pull your house down".

The mechanical ensemble, comprising engine, torque tube and rear-mounted five-speed transaxle was attached to the tube chassis at four points – two on the engine and two on the transaxle – and the familiar 2.4-meter wheelbase was retained, which dated back in unbroken line to the 250 GT SWB.

To clothe the new 365 GTB/4, Pininfarina created a classical and now legendary design, which combined Maranello tradition with modernity. Only the prototype body was actually built by Pininfarina and as with the preceding Berlinettas it was Scaglietti who actually made the bodies in steel (with opening panels in aluminum) for the production examples.

The venue for the new model's launch was the October 1968 Paris Salon, and its immediately successful reception saw it being nicknamed the 'Daytona' in honor of the Ferrari factory team's 1-2-3 defeat of the mighty Ford GT fleet in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race. Shortly after debuting the gorgeous GTS/4 Spider, a number of important revisions were introduced on both the Berlinetta and Spider versions. These changes came about as a result of the newly imposed federal safety legislation in the USA that deemed covered headlights illegal. Ferrari and Pininfarina were subsequently being forced into carrying out a mild front-end makeover. Their answer was to fit the Daytona with retractable headlights in early 1971.

Capable of achieving 278km/h (172mph) in standard form, the new Ferrari was the fastest production car in the world at that time. It also displayed the quickest acceleration when pitted against the Lamborghini Miura, Mercedes-Benz 350SL, Jaguar V12 E-Type and the De Tomaso Pantera.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed on May 21st, 1973 this 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta left the factory in new Marrone Colorado Metallizzato 106-M-73 paint and Beige VM 3218 leather interior. The car was equipped and destined for the US-market, and optioned with air conditioning and a provision for a radio. The car was delivered to East Coast Distributorship Chinetti-Garthwaite later that year, and sold to the first owner.

According to renowned Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, 365 GTB/4 s/n 16493 was with Chicago, Illinois-based Ferrari aficionado Joe Marchetti by 1982, at which point the Daytona was painted red. Marchetti sold 16493 to Illinois resident James Szekeres in August of 1982, with whom the Ferrari remained until 1994, while kept in good care and preserved condition. Dayton, Ohio resident G. Paul Dehnert purchased the Ferrari Daytona from Mr. Szekeres in February of 1994, at which point the car is recorded as having had just 24,000 original miles from new. Mr. Dehnert would keep 16493 until his passing in 2010, at which point the Ferrari was sold to renowned Xenia, Ohio-based collector, Andy Manganaro. The mileage recorded on the Daytona at this point was just 26,395 miles.

Mr. Manganaro would soon after entrust the late Wayne Obry and his award-winning Ferrari restoration facility MPI in Neenah, Wisconsin with a thorough mechanical overhaul of the Daytona, although he deemed the cars cosmetic appearance good as it was, with the interior in largely original condition. Receipts on file indicate that a rebuild of the original, matching numbers engine was performed at this point. After the mechanical rebuild, Mr. Manganaro would exercise the potent and long-legged V-12 Ferrari on a few vintage rallies, before selling 16493 to the consignor, a Colorado based Ferrari enthusiast, in 2013.

As the consignor had owned other 100 point Wayne Obry restored Ferraris in the past, he soon embarked on a full restoration of the Daytona's cosmetics, to bring it to the same standard as the mechanical aspects of the car. Between 2014 and 2016, the late Mr. Obry and his team of skilled craftsmen at MPI stripped the highly original and sound Daytona to bare metal, and refinished the exterior to factory correct standards in the elegant Daytona color of Blu Scurro. Inside, the seats were re-trimmed in a neatly contrasting red, against black and blue carpet and paneling. Further work at MPI included a full rebuild of the suspension and braking systems. Receipts for this work is also available in the cars history file, and adding all the professional restoration work performed to 16493 in the past decade, one gets a figure of several hundred thousand dollars. Upon completion, the Blu Scurro Ferrari Daytona was shown at the 2016 Ferrari Club of America National Meet, in the class honoring the late Mr. Wayne Obry.

This superbly presented example of a low mileage Daytona Berlinetta must be one of the best available anywhere. It is presented on the correct Campagnolo alloy wheels fitted with Michelin XWX tires, to give it that period correct look. With just over 31,598 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging - a figure indeed believed to be the cars actual mileage - the car boasts documented ownership history and exquisite presentation and mechanical condition. This Daytona is ready for FCA judging or a national level concours exhibition. The Daytona is well-optioned with power windows and the factory installed factory air conditioning system. The car has not been modified, and all compartments presents factory correct. Furthermore, the original, matching numbers engine is still in the car, and a set of owner's manuals are offered with the car, along with a tool kit in the rare Attache case. With a well-documented provenance since new, very low mileage and superb condition, this exquisite example will stand out in any Ferrari collection.
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